Chaput – George “Oscar” of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at his late residence, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, in his 81st year. Beloved husband and best friend of 54 years to June (MacLeod) Chaput and dearly loved father of James Chaput and his partner Christopher of Guelph and Kristina Nethercott and her husband Jason of Port Stanley. Cherished grandfather of Alexis, Brian, Chrystal (Phil) and great-grandfather of Abigail and Eli. Dear brother of Eleanor Regnier (Larry) of London and uncle of Theresa, David and Patricia. Oscar was born in Tilbury on October 16th, 1936, son of the late Raymond and Leta (Coffell) Chaput. He was a retired principal and teacher from the Kent County Roman Catholic School Board. Oscar was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Parish, St. Thomas. Mass of the Christian Burial will be recited at St. Anne’s Parish on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 10:00am. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. Memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Research.